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, brazil, the third largest city in the world. in this anatomy of a mega-city, we'll explore: the urban geography of immigration and ethnic diversity, thsquatter settlements and self-construction. sao paulo, brazil. with its crowded boulevards and massive skyscrapers, it seems awealthy as any city in the world. sao paulo is unique among latin american cities. in the early part of t, when places like rio de janeiro copied traditional european styles of construction, sao paulo was following a distinctly american model of urbanism. imitating the forms of chicago and new york, sao paulo built upward,gro. but in a huge ring around ty slies a very different,gro. urban environment. here, stretchingoriles, is a city of self-built structures in various stages of completion. they line hillsides and rocky streets where some of sao paulo's newest immigrants struggo build mes om brick and cen where some of sao paulo's alaide and her family came to sao paulo from northeastern brazil. ( alaide speaking portuguese ) translator: from there my father came first to work. came i as a maid,my motwas amsts
on the northeastern seaboa othe iteds. macaciopulio part of a megalopolis locahave taken root in older seainner-city neighborhoods. in recent decades, these neighborhoods deteriorated, with a downward spiral in infrastructure, services and opportunities. bunow stons bouncing back. with a downward spiral we'll see how relative location to the central business district, or cbd, is important to the development of these neighborhoods-- how so much can ride on their being part of federally-funded enterprise zones and how geographic information systems, or gis, can be used in addressing some difficult urban economic and social issues. boston, massachusetts. once a great port, it's now a world leader in high tech, higher education, bmedicine and finance. but like most u.s. cities, boston lost many jobs and middle-class residents to the suburbs. it's a regional problem-- part of the widening gap between the wealthiest and the poorest americans. this disparity has glaring spatial symptoms. ( rap music playing from car stereo ) behind e incity neighborhoods ll of unemployed and underemployed residents. in the
. in the maya city of copan, a jeweler fashioned rare shell and jade for his powerful lord. in mexico, living artisans echo the economy of a vanished civilization. and in teotihuacan, evidence of mass production has now been unearthed. tiny faces of clay reflect the men and women who made them a thousand years ago. on the other side of the world, in the ancient roman city of ostia, huge merchant ships were part of an economy much like our own. and today, the tanners of morocco still practice their ancient craft, living proof that economies have evolved out of the past. everyone who has ever lived has been part of an economic system. iel bote grande...mil pesos! economic systems are simply the ways people produce, distribute and consume things -- everything and anything, from tortillas to stocks and bonds. for 10,000, 10,000 an eighth. today, as in the past, economic systems lie at the heart of how a society is organized. archaeologists search for these systems because they believe economies hold the key to understanding ancient societies. archaeologist william sanders. the economy of any give
haveome from the northern border region and from the metropolitan center, including mexico city. arth rio has, for almost a hundred years, beenheest central region, that is, jalisco, michoacan. and we found that indeed, it was stillhe most important gion for sendingignts. narrator: jones then sees a surprising cluster here, whheecit.jones:central mexi hascarcelyn udd byociascntists.we wererore suri narrator: jones then sees a surprising cluster here, hetumigratones:central mexi hom the nenand i a o is so, byociascntists.we wererore suri narrator: but to verify this,s ai needed to go into e field. narrator: nes's research has brought him here, to the mesa e, a high dry plateau beginning near mexico city and stretching to the u.s. border. iss one sourceof traditial and employment here: gold andilver mining. t one look at the mines and a lk wh some remaining workers coirms the sad economic stastics. t ochear mesututesmand a drop e lk wh some remaining workers have cut many bsere. jones: what we fod in the north central region was a decline in proction anin employment in the mining sector, w
investigative talents he had admired for some time. raquel agreed to travel to mexico city and to meet pedro castillo in his office. gracias, raquel. esto es muy importante para mí. no hay de qué. bueno, ya me voy. debo repasar la información sobre la familia. bien. adiós. adiós, pedro. bueno, vamos a repasar los miembros de la familia castillo. ¿quién es el padre de la familia castillo? ¿pedro? ¿o fernando? fernando es el padre. ¿cuál es la relación entre pedro y fernando? ¿son padre e hijo? ¿o son hermanos? pedro y fernando son hermanos. ¿y fernando? ¿tiene hijos? sí, tiene cuatro hijos: mercedes, ramón, carlos y juan. ¿quiénes de los hijos viven en la gavia? ¿carlos y ramón? no. mercedes y ramón viven en la gavia. ¿dónde vive carlos? ¿en la ciudad de méxico? ¿o en miami? carlos vive en miami. ¿y juan? ¿dónde vive? ¿en la ciudad de méxico? ¿o en nueva york? juan vive en nueva york. entonces, la familia castillo saavedra consiste en fernando, el padre y pedro, su hermano. fernando tiene cuatro hijos: una hija, mercedes y tres hijos, ramón, carlos y juan. m
. vote! elections, from city council to president of the united states, we elect men and women to represent us at every level and in every branch of government. the people we choose make critical policy decisions, craft our laws, and judge us in many of our courts. considering that elected officials determine so much about the lives we lead, on what basis do we -- or should we -- choose and support a candidate? i'm renee poussaint. our elected representatives are just that, elected. in order to win, a candidate must campaign to convince the voters that he or she is the best choice for the job. and campaigning requires many critical decisions. should limited resources go to court this group or that? should candidates just focus on their own political ideas or mount a negative attack on the opponent? and how should thorny issues be handled? one thing is certain -- key to winning at every level is the crucial word "strategy." one issue nearly derailed the campaign of john f. kennedy, the 35th president of the united states -- he was a catholic. in 1960, there was a certain amount
, washington saturday after the group was initially barred it from purchase of bidding by the city. the peace group filed a discrimination lawsuit and was allowed to march after a judge issued a temporary restraining order. the issue of tax cuts for the wealthiest americans has taken center stage in the political battle over a looming fiscal cliff of tax increases and spending hikes that could tip the country into economic recession at the start of next year. "the new york times" reports that president obama is hoping to recruit corporate executives to accept higher taxes and assurances of democratic votes to reduce so-called entitlements. on saturday, president obama defended tax hikes for the wealthy. >> i am open to new ideas but i refuse to accept any approach that is not balanced. i cannot ask students or seniors or middle-class families to pay down the entire deficit while people making over $250,000 a year are not as to pay a dime more in taxes. >> house speaker john boehner argued against any tax rises -- tax hikes. >> instead of raising taxes on americans, let's begin to solve the pr
, but in the cities those one child families are emerging more and less like the middle class of the west, where people - where the single child is of the parents and they go of to school and - >> my question really was, how is this affecting their religious beliefs? >> well the family structure is no longer, this extended family is not the same metaphor for which is based in the agrarian society. so the new metaphor for the family is more, there's me, and my parents, and there's individualism that's emerging in that and again the notion of these sets of this old metaphor of confucius and confucianism has been as a social philosophy has been diminish over time. >> that's what i was wondering, what happens to the religions themselves and that as you say they're diminishing because it's become more of a social pressure? >> that's right, and marxism came in and said no to confucianism and replaced the concept of, not the family but the work unit, and production that was the principle metaphor of society. and that is breaking up and now you have in a sense a third metaphor that is no longer the old
patterns. it's the city late at night. chris gets involved in a violent scene that he can't really understand. and, in fact, it's quite violent. for the time, the idea that a woman would be lying on the ground while this guy is kicking her is fairly sadistic and is typical of more violence. along the sociological analysis, chris feels that to be masculine, first of all, you save women in distress; and, secondly, to be masculine, you also have a glamorous woman interested in you. we might also have been wondering, is she the noir femme fatale? is he hurt? i'll go call a policeman. no, wait! wait! she's kind of fetishized, wrapped up this transparent raincoat, which is both tawdry and glamorous at the same time, a beautiful, mysterious woman who is instantly duplicitous. where'd they go? in that direction. what does he look like? i don't know. i didn't see his face. he took $15. he didn't believe it was all i had, so he began pushing me around. then this gentleman ran in and knocked him down. that's right, officer. he was right there. i couldn't hold him. he got up and ran. come on.
of these particles and these, all flying apart, is awesome. the energy that takes to light up new york city comes about as a result of water pouring over niagara falls. and every water drop has an energy of about this much, four electron volts. electron volts are tiny unit of energy. it's microscopic unit of energy, yeah? but four electron volts per water drop, tnt-- [makes sounds] --you get about 30 electron volts. high-octane gasoline, about 30 electron volts per molecule of combustion, yeah? one atom, u235, fissions, you get about 200 million electron volts of energy. awesome, awesome. an awful lot of energy for one atom, and that kinda changed the world. and so we now talk about the atomic age or more properly the nuclear age because we're talking about an awful lot of energy for just a little bit of matter. it turns out the most common isotopic uranium is uranium-- let me try it over here-- uranium 238. and when 238 catches a neutron, what it does is it turns to u239. u238 emits alpha particles, but 239 emits beta particles. and guess what the 239 does, gang? it turns into an element beyond
glaciation is tied to the future of the world's great coastal cities. glaciers are responsible for fascinating land forms and for cycles of great change on the earth's surface. the regular cycles of glacial advance and retreat are in a sense the pulse of the earth, or a clock for measuring portions of geologic time. but even more important, glacial cycles contain vital clues, clues to the conditions that future inhabitants of the earth will someday inherit. captioning performed by the national captioning institute, inc. captions copyright 1991, the corporation for community college television annenberg media ♪ for information about this and other annenberg media programs call 1-800-learner and visit us at www.learner.org. annenberg media ♪ when we look at a sunset, we see waves of light energy that have traveled an immense distance to reach our eyes. when we look at an ocean, we see waves of water energy that may have journeyed thousands of kilometers to reach our shores. most waves derive their energy from the wind. as the wind blows over the ocean, some of its energy is t
can get. our treatments are so complex. if somebody's living in a large city, and they want to go to a specialized medical center such as ours, they may have to travel twenty or thirty miles. well, you can't go back and forth if you've had a chemotherapy treatment on your own. somebody has to take you. so the family is critical. cindy: i hated chemo. it hurt me. it made me sick. i really was not thrilled with my oncologist, and i just remember saying one day, "i'm just not going to go. nobody can make me go. i don't like this," and through a series of misadventures, my little sister, who i think is the only person on the planet who's tougher than i am, showed up at my doorstep, and said, "we are going to chemo now." and basically hauled me by the scruff of my neck down there. and it was an incredibly great thing for her to have done. dr. ganz: patients need someone... who they can share their fears and their concerns with. and they often do this with a close friend, or a family member, and often that person becomes a real kind of sounding board for testing out... "am i being overl
with the search for a missing person. rosario... perdóname... perdóname. the story begins outside of mexico city. don fernando castillo saavedra left his native spain at the end of the spanish civil war in 1939. old and in ill health, he has retired to his country estate knowing that the end of his life is near. but don fernando's past has come back to haunt him in a letter from spain. after revealing a long-kept secret to his family don fernando asks his brother pedro for help and the family hires a lawyer, raquel rodríguez to investigate the claims made in the letter. you will follow raquel on her investigation. her journey takes her first to sevilla a city in southern spain. sevilla is a city of churches, the famed giralda tower and open-air markets. ivaya a ver que le damos de premio! in sevilla, raquel begins her investigation. her first contact is with this woman, elena ramírez. her initial inquiries fail to reveal anything. ¿...o de don fernando? no. nunca. jamás. while in sevilla, raquel gets sidetracked in a chase with a boy and his dog. raquel soon discovers she must travel to madr
rodríguez is on her way from mexico city to sevilla, spain. it is raquel's mission to find the truth that will put the secret to rest and bring peace to a dying old man. in the chapel of the hacienda la gavia just outside mexico city don fernando castillo prays for forgiveness. what is the secret of his past that he has so tried to forget? rosario, ¿eres tú? as a young man in spain he met a beautiful woman named rosario. they fell in love and married on the eve of the civil war. fernando thought rosario had perished in the bombing of guernica. having moved to mexico and remarried he buried his painful memory and never mentioned her to his family to his daughter, mercedes to his sons, ramón, carlos and juan nor to his younger brother, pedro. this letter says that rosario had survived the bombing. raquel's search: to find the letter writer and uncover the truth. raquel viaja de la ciudad de méxico a sevilla, una ciudad de españa. españa-- un país europeo. al norte está francia y el mar cantábrico. al oeste está portugal y el océano atlántico. al sur está africa y al este,
city is an undiscovered paradise called california country. >> here in san diego county, flowers are all around us to enjoy, to smell, and now even to eat. anyone who has received a bouquet of flowers will tell you the magnificent qualities about them aren't just limited to their awe-inspiring beauty or to their sweet floral scent. they can offer so much more. just ask john clemons, a flower farmer for more than 20 years now. you can step onto his farm in the town of jamul and think it looks similar to the other dozens of flower farms in san diego county. but look a little closer, and you'll discover a sweet surprise. >> in the mid-nineties, i was lookin' through a book, came across a recipe for crystallized violets, and i thought, hmm. egg whites, dip the flower in. throw it in sugar. roll it around. put it down. it dries, and you have something crunchy that's nonperishable. it's completely dried, and it's sugarcoated. i thought, "oh, my god. cold food side. they could use 'em on desserts. i've gotta figure out how to do this." >> imagine your favorite flowers turned into sugary
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